asked Jun 15, 2005 at 11:23am
Hp HP LaserJet 5MP

HP LaserJet 5mp

HP LaserJet 5mp does not pick paper from tray 1. Only from MP.
It looks like the tray 1 pick-up roller is not moving & I don't hear the sound of the clutch as well (only from MP clutch)
Make sure you are not missing the flag which tells the printer when there is paper in the manual feeder. The easy way to tell is when you send a job to the paper tray have the manual tray open and see the bar lifts and the roller turns. If it does you are missing the flag. It sort of hangs from the top cover and slides into the sensor in front. When you insert paper the paper lifts the flag up and opens the sensor. If it is missing you can also take a wad of paper and put it into the sensor itself which will make the printer take paper from the lower tray.
by dmzcompute on Jun 15, 2005 at 1:30pm Add comment
You can take the tray out and hold up the black plastic paper flag that hangs next to the roller. This simulates paper being installed. You can then do a test and watch what happens with the roller.
by moe on Jun 15, 2005 at 12:31pm Add comment
Nothing happend with the roller
by CRT on Jun 15, 2005 at 12:37pm Add comment
That gave me help. I did not realize that sencor on the top cover. I had the cover together with the flag of the printer! Now with the paper in place of sensor it grab the page from lower tray. Thanks.
by CRT on Jun 15, 2005 at 2:09pm Add comment